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Coronet of Peru 3705 Frontage Rd | Peru, IL 61354 Sales:866-672-0124| Service:866-607-9074
Peru, Illinois, settled in 1830 by John Hays, was established and recognized as an official city in 1851. Peru, as well as its sister city LaSalle, is situated along the Illinois River and was formerly the last stop on the Illinois and Michigan Canal, making it a steamboat port. The booming coal mining industry of the 1850s to 1950s also led to its rise as an industrial center. Peru is part of the Illinois Valley with close proximity to Interstate 39 and Interstate 80. If you are new to the area or a seasoned veteran looking for some adventure, here is an abbreviated list of things to do in Peru and LaSalle.
Hegeler Carus Mansion – Although still under restoration, come see what life was like in the Victorian Era in this seven story, 16,000 square-foot mansion where tours are available.
Lock 16 Visitor Center & LaSalle Canal Boat – Enjoy a ride on an 1848 replica canal boat as well as a Mule Tending 101 class (it pulls the boat) while being entertained by authentically clad guides who share history and stories of the Illinois & Michigan Canal. Afterwards, enjoy a bite to eat at the Lock 16 café.
Starved Rock State Park – Options abound at this state park. Hike the trails and enjoy the natural beauty of the streams, waterfalls, and rock formations. Go on a boat ride or rent a canoe and enjoy some fishing. One can also enjoy accommodations at the Lodge and refreshments at its restaurant.
Coronet Mitsubishi is proud to be located and serve the Peru, IL area! We hope you’ll come visit us to see our selection of new Mitsubishi Models, which include the Mitsubishi Outlander Sport, Outlander, Mirage, and Lancer.